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foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news america." an indian woman who was gang raped in delhi has died at. last-minute talks at the white house over the fiscal cliff ends with no announcement of a deal. a 6-year-old british girl abducted by her father and taken to pakistan is reunited with her mother in the u.k. welcome to "bbc world news." also to come, no where to pray for moslems in athens. and a quite at hollywood that revolution, making big returns to the silver screen. >>> breaking news coming to us from singapore. in the past few minutes, it was just announced that the indian woman who was gang raped in delhi earlier this month that has caused national average has died. she was being treated at a hospital in singapore where she was on
foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news. >> russia's orphans pay the price for a dispute between russia and americans. the gang rape that sparked outrage in india as the victims conditions deteriorate, the politicians look to restore order and offer support. how just 15 cigarettes in a lifetime can lead to cancer. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up, a little girl abducted by her father and taken to pakistan three years ago is now heading back to britain. also, the era of the third age on the silver screen. >> hello, thanks for being with us. russian president putin has signed a bill which bans americans from adopting russian children. the controversial move is said to be part of russia's retaliation against an american law that puts sanc
. >> reporter: angela bosco is the manager of this program in hauppauge, new york. out of work since march she got thatjob because of a government grant that only hires those who ire unemployed. d i never would imagine it riuld take a hurricane to bring me to a county position. it was like a blessing, actually. >> reporter: with tons of debris still left to clean up from hurricane sandy, the state themployment arrest almost 9%, this program hopes to solve two problems at once-- getting all of this cleaned up, getting people back to work. the super storm leveled businesses across new york. this program is aimed at the 50,000 new yorkers who lost heir jobs, according to governor andrew cuomo. if so what this program says is if we can employ people who were ity, that community, hurt by the acorm, and actually employ them eb rebuild their community, that's a win-win. >> reporter: but these programs will need more money to work. are you going to go back to the president and ask for that extra money you didn't get this first hime around? >> getting the $60 billion quickly means a lot to this state
cliff. >>> the past year has been a record year for new york with less murders than any time than in the past 15 years. mayor michael bloomberg said there were just over 400 homicides in 2012, 100 less than in the previous year. one man knows a lot about that subject, new york city's deputy police commissioner, paul brown, who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you, mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform, but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence, particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead o
he made racial comments about jeremy lin, the new york knicks and now houston rockets basketball player who is asian-american. when he he starts to talk about you in these terms, you know, this is in line with ma marginalizing what you had to say which was a totally legitimate comment about the white establishment going into lower numbers because of the rise in terms of blacks and hispanics. now he wants to make you out to be master of some big house. how ridiculous. let me tell you something. if he's asked to be on your show, the most popular show on cable tv, he should have regarded it as an honor and opportunity to have platform to speak out as a free black man. he's somehow twisted this in an attempt to make it racial, to make you into a bad guy, and that is an attack on honest debate in this country. i have written a book about it. they're trying to put a muzzlele on you, bill. they want muzzles on me when i say i'm in favor of school reform. this is madness. >> how do you see it? >> it's hateful and nasty and often the people who claim to be as open minded and tolerant amon
's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: caution. somebody let bill o'reilly out of the no spin zone and we got him right here on set with us today. bill, we have you for the next 20 minutes. we have a lot to cover. thank you for being here. start with benghazi. are you buying the whole concussion that hillary clinton is saying she has? >> well, laura ingram named it the immaculate concussion. am i buying it? i think he is could have tape -- if you are a football player you can tape and play. i think he is could have -- she is trying to delay it. i nobody knows where she is. i'm worried about her. >> greg: at my apartment. watching videos. >> andrea: is that why she delays it? she can say i can't remember. i don't know. the concussion. >> am knows yeah. >> greg: you got to understand. what if this concussion is real? everybody had a time and you got to a final and hoped a car ran over your foot. something like this would happen. and it happened. we're jealous. >> bob: this is one of the best secretary of secretary of state in history. new mexico one. number two, w
about guns. and this shocking new york subway photograph. reports of chemical weapons in syria. let's get started with what promises to be a lively discussion. abbe huntsman, and a host of huff posts live. and welcome to you all. let's start with guns and the fallout of the murder and suicide of jovan bellcher and his girlfriend. bob costas of nbc spoke out about this. let's watch what he said tonight. >> i believe that there should be more comprehensive and effective controls on the sale of guns. roughly 40% of the guns purchased in this country do not require a background check for purchasing. i don't see any reason why someone should be able to purchase military style or body armor or weapons. only the police and the military should have that. >> let's start off. you've been giving me a holler on twitter about this. you are a big gun fan. explain to me why bob costas is wrong? >> it boils down to the ability to protect yourself, piers. when you look at what is what happening in syria with the threat of chemical weapons. the only reason they're not going to use it is because someb
these discussions to the american people and i look forward to hearing from my friend from new york and what he has to say. we have talked about time and again about the importance of what we are trying to accomplish in this house in protecting the medicare program. i represent a district that has 135,000 medicare beneficiaries. it's actually the fourth most medicare beneficiaries of any congressional district in the country. so the people that i represent have a strong interest, as does every member of this house in making sure that medicare is preserved, it's protected and strengthened and it's always going to be be there, not just for the 135,000 beneficiaries that participate in the medicare program today, but for generations to come. and we aren't going to stand here as democrats or republicans or any political affiliation and say that everything is working perfectly and nothing needs to be altered. the fact is with regard to medicare that 1/3 of the people who qualify for medicare, 1/3 of the people who qualify for medicare today use every penny that they have paid into the system over the co
the dollar will go against the yen. the u.s. currency reached the upper 84-yen level in new york for the first time in 20 months. the dollar hit 84.95 yen at one stage on monday in new york. investors bought the dollar against the yen after liberal democratic party leader shinzo abe said his new government may reach an agreement with japan's central bank on an inflation target. there is speculation the central bank may come under further pressure for monetary easing measures. the dollar/yen is currently trading at 84.82 to 85. >> catherine, the incoming leader abe has even mentioned revising the bank of japan law which adds more pressure onto the central bank of japan. now, a bit of background, the boj decided last week to extend its asset purchase program by 10 trillion yen, but many investors think the bank needs to do more, still. let's go to ramin mellegard who is at the tokyo stock exchange to get a check on how all of this is affecting tokyo markets. ramin, good morning. >> good morning to you. markets really keeping a close eye on the weaker yen here, and if it's going to
, but it is his record that won him the person of the year award. i spoke to the international editor in new york. does obama's new america include gun control do you think? >> i think it does. what is interesting is in his first administration he presided over three mass shootings, and it is one issue he avoided. i think because the children were so young he was visibly moved. i think there has been a radical shift in policy, and what was basically a forgotten issue has moved to the forefront for the second term. i think it is a real change. >> not everyone will agree with your choice. what criteria do you use when you make your pick? >> the basic person is the person or persons who have most influenced world events over the previous year and stand the best chance of doing so over the year ahead, so there were a lot of viable candidates. there was a pakistani girl who was shot by the taliban, hamas mursi.nd more se -- a lot of people think the u.s. president is a boring choice, but we evaluated it on the merits, and we think the 2012 election is more significant than the 2008 election, which is
this weekend. >> the new york city's children's chorus opened the show singing "silent night." ♪ silent night holy night ♪ ♪ all is calm all is bright ♪ ♪ round yon virgin mother and child ♪ >>> and coming up, a cnn exclusive. we're going to hear from the family of the sandy hook elementary principal who lost her life trying to confront a killer. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. i get congested. but now, with zyrtec-d®, i have the proven allergy relief of zyrtec®, plus a powerful decongestant. zyrtec-d® lets me breath freer, so i can love the air. [ male announcer ] zyrtec-d®. behind the pharmacy counter. no prescription needed. >>> welcome back to this special edition of "early start" this morning from newtown, connecticut. she was
. >> that's right. some of the decorations were provided by residents of long island, new york, who sent 26 christmas ornaments. >> i'm reading now online and twitter now that one way that people can kind of grieve and also honor the community and honor those victims is these random acts of kindness. i saw a friend who donated $260 to her favorite challenge. whatever you can do in the number of 26. so maybe that's a good way. if you're not there in connecticut to honor some of those victims. >> so many people feel connected to this story in many ways. >> how could you not? it is a tragically human story. so whatever any of us can do, we >>> this morning on "world news now," powerful punch. the holiday storm strong enough to unleash a mudslide to derail a train moves from west to east. >>> the heavy rainfall, the nasty snowfall and what all of that mess means to holiday travelers. it's wednesday, december 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll show you the storm damage and also get the latest from
, new york. >> talk about the miracle of modern medicine. i can't think of no better example than that. it goes beyond blood cancers and used for prostate cancer and breast cancer, as well. >> and they're pledging $20 million for further research at the university -- penn university to bring the treatment to the market. but unbelievable. if you think of something as negative as hiv and they're using hiv to -- it's unbelievable that they would use that to -- >> you look at that little girl, $20 million, well spent. amazing. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'
. >>> our other big story from western new york, the firefighters killed in a cruel, cruel christmas ambush. we'll tell you what the dead suspect left behind. >> pretty chilling when we get more details about what happened in new york. >>> also this morning, the movie showcasing the takedown of osama bin laden. did hollywood overstep its bounds here? the film is getting plenty of buzz. there's also a lot of sharp criticism. >>> and later this half hour, what jessica simpson wanted everyone to know and the unusual way she conveyed that message. that's later coming up in "the skinny." >>> first, a string of december tornadoes tore through several gulf states on christmas day, killing at least three people. >> now that storm system is moving east with winds and snow. winter storm watches and warnings are posted in nearly half the nation. alabama appeared to take a direct hit from several of those tornadoes. abc's president gutman reports this morning from mobile. >> oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. >> reporter: overnight, dozens of christmas tornadoes trampled across the south. first, pound
the world. and this shocking new york subway photograph. reports of chemical weapons in syria. let's get started with what promises to be a lively discussion. and a host of huff posts live. and welcome to you all. let's start with guns and the fall out of the murder and suicide of jovan bellcher. let's watch what he said tonight. >> i believe that there should be more effective controls on the sale of guns. >> roughly 40% of the guns purchased in this country do not require a background check for purchasing. i don't see in anyone should be able to purchase military style or body armor or weapons. >> let's start off. you are a big gun fan. pln to me why bob costas is wrong? >> it boils down to the ability to protect yourself piers. when you look at what is what happening in syria with the use of chemical weapons. somebody else has a threat of using a similar weapon. as a gun owner. you have to be able to protect yourself. if you are damaged and you are willing to take somebody else's life. that comes down to that person is not going to obey the gun laws. they are going to find a gun or fi
know how important that is. jon: right now, in a new york city courtroom ophadel williams, the gentleman on the screen is learning what the jury thinks about his responsibility or culpability in one of the most horrific traffic cases this city has seen in recent times. it was march 12, 2011, when the bus williams was driving tipped over an on expressway in new york state in the bronx specifically. it hit the signpost you see there, cut the top of the bus and killed 15 people. all of them were returning from a casino trip to connecticut. he says that he was cut off by a tractor-trailer rig. prosecutors charged him with being so recklessly sleep deprived that it was as if he was drunk. he faces 15 counts of manslaughter among other charges. the jury's have is being read right now but in the situation it is always confusing whether or not these are guilty or not guilty verdicts. we're going to keep an eye on it. when we find out precisely what happens we will bring you the verdicts but he faces 15 years in prison 1/4 million dollars fine if he is convicted on all 15 manslaugh
to be here. as i tell my history students at the city university of new york in the ph.d. program -- thank you. [laughter] as i tell my history students until they want to choke me the past is a foreign country. we can visit, try to learn the customs and the white smith the fragrances, recoil at the foul odors but we are foreigners in a strange land. this is true as much in the recent past as it is of colonial america or 12th century venice. writing about the recent past is not easy as it is this time around. first there are people you have to talk to. and while i was blessed from beginning to end by having some fascinating people to talk to about joe kennedy including large numbers of committees, i much prefer working from written documents to listening to people talk and try to figure out what's real, what's imagined, what they know, what they think they know because someone told them what they think they know they don't know at all. the difficulty is that it is not always easy to establish to construct the path that is so close to us and yet this is what historians have to do. our job i
rick karr reports on the polluted waters that spilled into new york homes and businesses in superstorm sandy, raising health concerns. >> everybody sort of got sick at the same time. all of us sort of attributed it to, well, we're all stressed out. it's very cold. but that said, there is a lot of nasty stuff hanging about. >> ifill: and hari sreenivasan has an update on the dangerous working conditions in bangladesh, where more than 100 workers have died over the past month. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama made another foray outside washington today, trying t
. we appreciate it. >>> other news now. police in new york have a woman in custody, wanted for shoving a man to his death on the subway tracks. a police spokesman says the woman was implicated -- has implicated herself during interviews with detectives but has not yet been formally charged. this is a sketch that went out yesterday. police only had this grainy video and some eyewitness statements to go on. the victim was pushed under the train as it entered the station thursday. he was a 46-year-old graphic designer from queens. >>> also in new york, upstate in rochester, this woman under arrest. police say dawn wen is charged with providing weapons to a man who ambushed and kill two firefighters. the gunman was not legally allowed to buy a gun. firefighter mike chiapperini and tom tomas cokachi were killed. the gunman then commted suicide. >>> a rape victim tied today in the hospital. the woman's tragic story has people all over the country demanding action. and justice, as well. cnn's malca capour is in new dehli for us. >> reporter: her identity is a secret but she has been given a n
. but according to the new york times, congressional negotiators have dropped the provision in the effort to merge the bill's house and senate versions. the swiss banking giant ubs has been ordered to pay a $1.5 billion fine for its role in the manipulation of the london interbank offered rate, or libor, which provides the basis for rates on trillions of dollars in transactions across the globe. the rigging of libor meant millions of borrowers paid the wrong amount on their loans. the bulk of the fines, $1.2 billion, will be paid in the u.s., with the rest going to britain and switzerland. ubs has also admitted to committing wire fraud through its tokyo branch on libor rates in japanese currency. at least nine medical workers have been killed in a series of attacks on a polio vaccination effort in pakistan. three people were killed today near the city of peshawar, one day after six workers, all female, were killed in peshawar and karachi. the shootings are believed to be part of a militant campaign against polio eradication in response to the c.i.a.-backed fake vaccination program in pakistan that
are getting some twitter for rick. what is new york city looking like with a nor'easter on thursday. i want to know the answer on that. deadly storm system that pounded the midwest with storm and thousands of tornados heading northeast this morning. oh, my god. that is a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: that funnel cocloud was spot indeed mobile, alabama and 10s of thens of people now without power. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could . praying for my safety and i knew and prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me. the brutal winds tossed the cars on top of each other and left the neighborhood a complete disaster. >> i never saw one in real life and just to be able to hear one, it is it a mile from where we are. it pretty amazing. toppled treese ended up killing two people in texas and louisiana. oklahoma got about seven inches of snow in that state . the weather was to blame for a massive car pile up on interstate 40. a woman died in another highway crash nearby. >> we talked about the flights all over the u.s. are cancelled . logan internat
of inches for new york city and boton. if that's not enough. we have severe storms right now sweeping across the southeast. these are the same storms that brought the tornado you saw pictures of earlier to mobile, alabama. we're not done yet. frequent lightning strikes, in georgia. luckily, today, a smaller geographic area, but a busy day, people heading back to the stores and traveling today. right here across parts of south carolina and parts of north carolina, are you seeing the threat of severe weather and the eastern half of georgia, jacksonville, florida. if you are driving in the region, please make sure you are aware of damage. we have mountain snow out west. a really unsettled weather pattern and unusual for this holiday week. alina. >> have you been very busy, bone eschneider. >>> other top stories, wleerning about that guy that killed firefighters on christmas eve morning. the man left a ♪. i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and doing what i like doing best, killing people. early monday morning, that guy set fire to his suburban rochest
in 1932 -- in korea in 1932. when the north invaded, he and his family fled to japan. but in new york at the epicenter of new technology and ideas, that eventually became his home. and at a time when people were not expected to interact with technology, he invited participation. >> we have his random access, which shows the artist having read -- the constructed a real to real audio decker he invites the audience to interact with the trucks on our own with the device. >> why did he do this? and how is it relevant today? >> he was the first artist to the construct technology and give it back to west. it is a metaphor for what we're going through today with the internet and the technology that we deal with on a day-to-day basis. >> he knew that television would change the world. and his art embraces it, sometimes playfully, sometimes obscure. he defined a new visual medium that is now at the center of our to the 21st century. he was really the first person to use technology in ways that today, we take for granted. he predicted the power of television, how electronic media could bring us
account. given money away like in new york and new jersey. $60 billion or $80 billion. don't they have insurance of the up there? host: thank you for the call. is this from bill king. this is bob, good morning. caller: happy new year. host: to you, too. caller: all the republican party has to do is to allow for what the voters voted on by putting obama back in office, which was the mandate that people earning above $250,000 pay 4.5%.eer lousy that is not a hair off their chinny-chin-chin. everybody is looking to fight against the tax increase for the wealthiest people. they take a ski vacation in france and a cost $20,000. they spend money like it is garbage. cheerleading for tax breaks for people who do not need it. they have admitted they do not need it. the republicans and the democrats are not facing the key issue with our budget, which is medical cost. it is insanity we do not hear enough and i wish c-span would have more programs dealing with all of the options that could lessen the burden on the government and the taxpayer for the medical costs. i believe that in medicare buy- i
. no more. the new york times today wrote about that as a fallback position. would you support that? >> adelle want to feed into this to stay apocalyptic. i'm on his accountant there enough people, a majority of people in this town and understand that what they're playing chicken with is the most important country in the world. we on the bridge of -- before it talk about fiscal, we are here because of the last fiscal cliff that created a scenario that led to this ridiculous idea that i voted against. let's put a bunch of bad things to happen at one time because that will force washington to do something. we have to avoid doing damage. avoid doing harm. we need to look for a way to accomplish that in the short term. and then we have to have a conversation but getting the fiscal house in order. it's fundamentally true. we spend a trillion dollars a year more than we taken. we have to address it. i approach this issue with the belief the only way with me that in order is to rapid economic order. what the president is proposing does not raise enough revenue to make a significant dent in
crime. >>> and final preps underway for the annual new year's eve bash in new york city. we will have the latest from times square when we return. @? >>> some of the stories making headlines this morning. the first legal action is underway in connection to the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. a lawyer has asked to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year- old survivor. the lawyer claims the state failed to protect the child from foreseeable harm. states are generally immune from such lawsuits so the suit cannot go forward unless the state agrees to allow it. >>> scary moments in phoenix arizona this weekend. a woman was kidnapped and forced to rob her bank. coworkers arrived to work saturday morning and found the woman with some kind of device around her neck. fortunately bomb squad crews were able to remove the device. it turned out not to be explosive. the suspect is still on the loose, still unclear whether any money was actually stolen. >>> protesters are gathering once again in the indian capitol of new delhi following the death of a woman who
much happened for a long time. jeff buckley comes to new york city and becomes the most buzz about young artist in 1992, 93. rediscovers -- he discovers "hallelujah" and entered it into his said. he died drowning in the mississippi river and this mythologies starts to grow around him and more and more people go back to his music and "hallelujah" becomes a real time epitaph for this tragic and figure. more and more artists started to cover it. everybody from willie nelson to katie lang to michael bolton. all kinds of people began to record the song. is very easy to be cynical that music does not mean as much as it used to, not as important as the ec to be. it can mean an incredible amount to a wide range of people. it is seen as this kind of sacred pop song and a modern hiymn. even when you suffer the pain and heartbreak of what life throws at you, you have to stand in wonder at a life and living. >> a haunting and them. how "hallelujah" became a global hit. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. until then, you can find constant updates on our website. for all of us here, thank you
from the gulf of mexico. it will bring more rain and snow, this time washington and new york could be hit as well. >> a wicket when to remix is wreaking havoc on the nation's midsection. -- a wicked winter remix is wreaking havoc on the nation's midsection. this has ruined plans for tens of thousands. the national weather service says the heaviest the commissions will be in northern pennsylvania. and parts of the northeast, they are taking the snow in stride. >> i love it. this is part of living in new england. >> standard new england weather. >> this is mostly bringing heavy rain and strong winds of up to 70 miles per hour. this is causing more problems for travelers. at least 355 have been cancelled today. in the last 24 hours, it has been more than 2400. power was knocked out from texas to vermont. people in ohio are trying to clean up the mess. from texas to alabama, at least 34 tornadoes touched down. today, people are picking up the debris. the death toll from the winter storm has risen. so far, at least nine people have been killed. >> there are police everywhere. >> police
stories of our times. >> when we think of him walking out of that prison in new york, everyone remembers where they were when it happened. it affected us all, everyone, almost as much as september the 11th. >> in the play we never do find out what happened. it all finishes rather oddly. >> then again, in real life we will never know either. in return for a lot of money, the civil charges against him have been dropped. in real life and the play, the truth remains an enigma. ♪ >> this is "gmt" from "bbc world news." headlines, the south african president has been reelected leader of their national congress, virtually guaranteeing him another five years in power. gunmen shot down five women working on a polio vaccination campaign in pakistan. pakistani leaders have previously said that it was a cover for spies and a ruse to sterilize muslims. let's catch up on business news with iran. -- aaron. do we do when you approach the cliff? >> step back from the cliff, georgie. [laughter] >> right answer. president obama, coming to a compromise? >> there has been a long standing deadlock. we keep
. upstate new york from this past storm, got slammed with nearly 20 inches of it. meteorologist maria molina is live in the fox extreme weather center. >> harris, good to see you. we got the brand new computer models updated and chances are increasing to see more snow from the storm. eastern porgss of massachusetts, connecticut and the state of rhode island could look at over six inches of snow with areas possibly seeing a foot of snow. so again the chance of seeing more snow from this next storm system is increasing here. it is pulling in a lot of moisture from the gulf of mexico. that is one of the reasons why we think we could see a little more than originally anticipated. right now it is producing snow across areas in chicago, northern parts of the state of indiana that into michigan. on the southern end of the storm system we have showers and thunderstorms in louisiana, mississippi and tennessee. eventually both of these areas will be coming together and moving towards the northeast. i do quickly want to point out between these areas we're actually seeing freezing rain falling early thi
muslims were headed to a pilgrimage. new york human base watch says attacks on minority shias are on the rise in pakistan. more than 300 shias have been killed in 2012. >>> venezuelan president chavez has suffered more complications from cancer surgery. the country's vice president suggested the situation does not allow for optimism. the announcement came ahead of a presidential inauguration ceremony for chavez's fourth term on january 10th. the vice president said the new complications follow a respiratory infection that surfaced after the surgery he had in december in cuba. mudora appeared on state-run tv with chavez's daughter and says his health continues to be delicate. there's increasing speculation that the inauguration ceremony in january may have to be postponed. opposition parties are demanding a new presidential election to be held should chavez failed to be sworn in on such a date. such a delay suggests he is not capable of carrying out his duties. >>> the leader of china's communist party game into office promising to narrow the gap between rich and poor. he wants
in pakistan that killed another 226 people. he's coming to us from new york. steven, welcome back inside "the war room." >> nice to be here. >> jennifer: so i'm curious in response to the bangladesh incident walmart released a statement saying that a supplier subcontracted work to this factory without authorization and in direct violation of our policies. today the statement says we have terminated the relationship with the supplier. will blaming the subcontractor get them out of this? >> walmart is one of the biggest producers in bangladesh. h and m uses many factories. it uses many subcontractors. walmart said we didn't know that the subcontractor that we thought was going to use an approved factory was using this unapproved factory. walmart insists it didn't know. i speak to some labor activists in the united states and also in bangladesh. they say walmart must have known. walmart over the past year was using not just one supplier in the factory but it was using four different suppliers that were making goods for walmart
out of congressional hearings on the contraception rule. carol maloney of new york criticized the panel at the hearing, which was exclusively male. >> what i want to know is, where are the women? when i look at this panel, i do not see one single woman representing the tens of millions of women across the country who want and need insurance coverage for basic preventive health care services, including family planning. where are the women? >> we are joined by sandra flu, the female would this not allowed to testify at the all male hearing on capitol hill yesterday. >> i was there to talk about the women whose voices have been affected by this policy, who have been affected financially, emotionally, and medically. what i wanted the members of congress and the public to hear is what a difference this policy could make to their lives. i wanted to talk about how birth control is not [no audio] it is not easy and it is incredibly expensive. >> what does this say about the college co-ed susan fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and says essentially, she must be paid to h
wyatt, all aged six, and grace mcdonnell, age 7. the service was held in new york for teacher anne marie murphy, who is believed to have used her body to shield students from a hill of bullets. 30-year old teacher lauren rousseau was also mourned thursday in connecticut. her partner of the year, tony lusardi, spoke to cnn. >> i want the world to know she was a great person who touched the lives of everyone she ever met, even if he only met her once you like her. she was a great person and did not deserve this. no one deserved this. >> a private memorial service was also held thursday in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother of the gunman and his first victim. adam lanza shot his mother in her bed with her own gun before driving to the elementary school. vice-president joe biden met thursday with cabinet members and law-enforcement officials from around the country as part of the obama administration's push for tighter gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. speaking to reporters before the meeting, biden affirmed the president's commitment to reform. >> the president is a
morrison with that and more from new york. good morning to you. >>> good morning to you. asian markets were cautious as u.s. leaders agreed to reach a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. tokyo's nikkei gained a fraction while hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. >>> this week the federal reserve is expected to announce a new bond-buying program aimed at lowering interest rates. if it works, it might soften the blow if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. fed chair ben bernanke has said if a budget deal can't be reached, there's little the central bank can do to offset the shock of those spending increases and tax cuts. >>> a strong sales report from mcdonald's offset wall street's worries about the fiscal cliff negotiations. the dow added 15 points while the nasdaq gained 9 points. >>> hsbc is paying a record $1.9 billion to settle a federal and state money laundering probe. the british bank was under investigation for allegedly transferring billions of dollars on behalf of iran which is under international sanctions. hsbc is also alleged to have laundered money from mexican
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